Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Steelcase sells viscom unit

Office furniture giant Steelcase has sold its PolyVision visual communications subsidiary to a private equity buyer. The business has been…

Sales woes continue at Takkt

As expected, the rate of organic top-line declines at European and North American MRO and business supplies reseller Takkt accelerated…

Positive Q4 for HNI

Manufacturer HNI has reported organic growth of almost 6% in its office furniture segment for the fourth quarter of 2019.…

Good market insight from Knoll

Contract office furniture maker Knoll has changed how it reports its quarterly results and provided some interesting details about current…

Wayfair makes commercial furniture move

Online furniture giant Wayfair has just announced the launch of its first ever commercial-use office line of products. Called Upper…

Strong order growth for Kimball

Contract furniture supplier Kimball International reported order growth of 13% in its second quarter driven by the office and hospitality…

Bureau Vallée expands outside France

France-based office and school supplies retail group Bureau Vallée has marked another step in its international expansion by making an…

Distribution Management infrastructure progress | AOPD adds SC Johnson Professional | VOW board to...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Distribution Management to complete infrastructure improvements Distribution Management, parent…

Knoll to close US manufacturing facility

Workplace furniture and design company Knoll has announced the closure of its production site in Grand Rapids (MI). Knoll’s manufacturing…

Office furniture manufacturers combine

A $200 million North American office furniture group has just been created. Canadian ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture designer and manufacturer Bestar…

Officeworks expands in New Jersey

US contract furniture firm Officeworks has moved into the New Jersey market after announcing another acquisition. The latest company to…

Kimball to consolidate manufacturing

Workplace furniture manufacturer Kimball International is to consolidate its manufacturing operations and implement a company-wide approach to all corporate business…

Mutschler named Chairman as FireKing acquired

Office products industry veteran Jay Mutschler has been named Non-executive Chairman of FireKing International following the company’s acquisition by Champlain…

NY dealer rebrands

New York state independent dealer FM Office Express – which also owns Stevens Office Interiors – has consolidated its businesses…

Herman Miller Q2 below expectations

Softer-than-expected order patterns led to Herman Miller’s second quarter sales coming in below expectations, CEO Andi Owen admitted yesterday. Speaking…

Steelcase impresses in Q3

Workplace furniture leader Steelcase reported a strong set of results in its third quarter and remains optimistic for its prospects…

Herman Miller names new Retail leader

Workplace furniture leader Herman Miller has appointed Debbie Propst as President of its Retail division. Propst joins Herman Miller from…

Antalis and DAMS pick up Integra awards

Distributor Antalis and office furniture supplier DAMS were recognised by dealer group Integra Business Solutions at its recent annual conference.…

Same-store sales fall at OfficeMate

Thailand’s leading office supplies reseller OfficeMate reported a 2.4% decrease in same-store sales from its 75 outlets during the third…

Takkt to reorganise

Business supplies and MRO reseller Takkt has announced a significant group transformation plan that will see it reorganise around two…

Big Read

HP to hold talks with Xerox

The chances of HP Inc acquiring Xerox went up by a couple of notches following yesterday’s highly anticipated Q1 earnings…